Real Madrid booted out of Copa del Rey

Date published: Friday 4th December 2015 4:38

Real Madrid have been booted out of the Copa del Rey after fielding the ineligible Denis Cheryshev against Cadiz this week.

The Russian winger was supposed to be unavailable after receiving a ban when on loan at Villarreal last season for picking up three yellow cards. But Rafa Benitez picked the 24-year-old and he scored before being substituted early in the second half as Benitez “showed good faith”.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez told a press conference on Thursday: “The one-match ban for three yellow cards in our view is not effective because no-one has notified the player as specified in item 41.2 of the Disciplinary Code of the RFEF.”


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